Worth noting

• Lefty reliever Craig Breslow, an invaluable component in Boston's 2013 bullpen, is expected to be activated for Wednesday's game against the Rangers. Righty Brandon Workman is the most likely candidate to be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

• The Red Sox are confident Clay Buchholz will bounce back from his rocky first start against the Brewers when he opens a four-game series at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.

"He went through his normal five-day work routine. It comes down to game execution," Farrell said. "We feel like he's going to come to the mound with similar stuff that he had on Saturday night. It's a matter of being more consistent with his location from pitch to pitch. That was, to me, the reason why he had struggles the other night."

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